Looking for a way to help prevent or manage everything from power struggles to sibling rivalry? Try Special Time!

Special time is quality time spent with your child where he/she gets 100% of your undivided, focused attention. It’s time away from cell phones, TV’s and other siblings. It’s a way to be fully present for and with your child.

Our kids have little “love tanks” and when they’re running low, we tend to see misbehavior. Such misbehavior is really just a communication…it’s as if your child is saying, “I need you!” in the only way they know how.

So, make Special Time a regular occurrence. Ideally, this time is scheduled daily (even 15 minutes can make a huge difference!), but do what works for your family. Just know it’s one of the best parenting tools around and I’ve never seen it fail!

Wishing you and your families a joyful week…